Lisa Wadeson

MBACP Accredited, BACP register
London, EC4A 1QJ
Registered / Accredited

About me

I am a fully qualified, kind and approachable psychotherapist and counsellor and I offer a warm, confidential environment where I work with consideration and clarity. I believe that therapy can offer a unique environment where we can nurture our innate capacity to grow, make changes for ourselves and feel more in charge of our lives.

I work sensitively and intelligently in alliance with you, to support you to explore and understand your feelings and attitudes, allow you time and space to reflect, and ultimately help you find your own responses and solutions to support your well being.

Taking the first step to get support can feel frightening and overwhelming. There is no right place to start; we begin wherever you find yourself. Our sessions go beyond every day conversation; I will listen carefully and with empathy to your story. We may decide to explore aspects of earlier times in your life to identify patterns that helped you manage or keep our attention in the present. However we proceed it will be in collaboration.

Living a full and satisfying life can encompass many challenges. These can sometimes lead to stress and anxiety, depression and leave us unable to connect with ourselves or others.

I’m a Northerner who settled “down South’ many years ago and I understand the struggles associated with life changes. I am a partner, a mother of teenagers, a working woman balancing commitments, a friend and a colleague.

I offer compassionate professional support to help you navigate whatever is troubling you. I came to this work through my own experience of therapy and I bring integrity, creativity and flexibility to the process.

I am a fully accredited Humanistic therapist. The accreditation process, which I have undergone, is a robust in-depth examination by my governing body BACP, of my understanding and competency in offering and engaging with the therapeutic process. It is awarded after a prolonged period of assessment, scrutiny and demonstration of an increased level of experience.

As part of belonging to a wider community I have worked for a charity for the past 7 years supporting vulnerable and oppressed groups, to offer an opportunity to those would not normally be able to access psychotherapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am BACP accredited and my training was six years post graduate training at Spectrum in London, one of the largest and most established centres for Humanistic Psychotherapy in Europe.

  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (Oxford Cambridge & RSA)
  • One-year Course in Psychotherapy
  • One-year Continuation course
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Psychotherapy
  • Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Sexuality courses
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse: Occurrence And Prevention
  • Professional Seminar Series
  • Anger in the therapy room
  • Developing Clinical Skills
  • Relationship Making
  • Brief therapy
  • COSRT Crossing the Line workshop
  • TA 101 (Oxford University)
  • Certificate in online and telephone counselling and therapy

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

The list above is not exclusive, I work with transitions and life changes such as moving location or jobs, moving to university or college, becoming a parent, challenges around parenting, "empty nest syndrome', menopause and looking after elderly parents. Therapy can also offer support understanding and accepting the challenges of difficult and competitive career pathways and work relationships.

These life events can bring about many feelings and thoughts, decisions that need to be made which can at times feel overwhelming and oppressive.


£90.00 per session

Additional information

Please enquire for availability.


I work in the City of London and am a few minutes away from Farringdon and Chancery Lane tube. I’m also a short walk from Oxford St, Russell sq and Holborn i also offer online.

Further information

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and abide by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy

I hold the BACP certificate of Proficiency and am on the BACP register,

I am in on-going professional supervision and I regularly undertake courses for professional development.

In addition to private practice, I have been involved in a local charity where I have provided counselling and psychotherapy for the last six years.

I work from comfortable and discreet surroundings in the City of London and am accessible from both the West End and most of the City.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of therapy with me, I offer a free confidential 10 minute phone conversation so that you can get an idea of what therapy with me might involve.

Furnival St
Chancery Lane
City Of London

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Lisa Wadeson

Lisa Wadeson